Nu Huynh,  Executive Director, Iowa Asian Alliance (IAA)

Nu Huynh, Executive Director, Iowa Asian Alliance (IAA)

Nu Huynh first served on IAA’s Board of Directors in 2012. She then stepped into the chair role January 2013 and transitioned to the Executive Director role last summer on August 1.

Prior to her position as IAA’s Executive Director, Huynh spent over 15 years with The Principal Financial Group. Her extensive work experience includes talent acquisition, community relations, diversity recruiting, scholarship programs, event planning, college relations, program development and strategic leadership. In her previous role as Diversity & Inclusion Manager with The Principal, Huynh focused on the development and execution of diversity and inclusion strategies to maximize the attraction and retention of a strong diverse workforce.

Her mission with Iowa Asian Alliance is to unite Iowa's diverse Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities with the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development within the state of Iowa. IAA's vision is to create an Iowa in which Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Relations from Iowa State University and is a 2009 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. Huynh currently sits on the Greater Des Moines Partnership Diversity Council and chairs the Employee Resource Group Forum. She also serves on the Iowa Insurance Education & Foundation Scholarship Committee.

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